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CSR Activities in Tempe

Throughout the year, the Tempe Tourism Office gives back to our community through volunteer service and other community efforts.  In addition to feeling good, we like to see firsthand the impact good deeds have in changing people’s lives. We know it takes a lot of planning to create a memorable meeting or a successful event.  […]

Date Ideas in Tempe

Asking someone out takes a lot of courage. It can be nerve-wracking trying to think of something to say. When it’s all said and done, you have a date all set up (hopefully!). But where do you go? What are you going to do? Here are some fun date ideas of things to do in […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Sedona

Sedona is one of my favorite places in the world. It has a great downtown with good restaurants, the hiking is incredible and the whole city looks like it should be on a postcard. I decided to take a little trip up north to to hike the Devil’s Bridge with my friends Jen and Diana. […]

Downtown Tempe welcomes Pedal Haus Brewery

We’re less than two weeks into October and this is already shaping up to be a memorable month in Tempe.  We’ve already had Tour de Fat and Oktoberfest come and go, ushering in a season filled with fun, friends and great beer. October also brought us the official opening of Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. […]

Enjoy great food at these Tempe restaurants with a view

One of the best things about Arizona is the abundance of restaurants that have great views of the city or our distinctive Sonoran Desert landscape. There are several Tempe area restaurants that serve up excellent views with tasty dishes. Few things in life are more enjoyable than sitting outside in a unique spot with some good food […]

Enjoy Tempe restaurants on the “new” University Dr.

The City of Tempe is growing by leaps and bounds. As you drive down Rio Salado Pkwy., you can’t help but notice cranes everywhere. Tempe is booming right now. But not all the construction is about bringing in something brand new or building up towards the sky. Over the last couple of months, Tempe has […]

Four Peaks Brewing Company: Best food and beer pairings

Four Peaks Brewing Company is as synonymous with Arizona as cactus is to the desert. Four Peaks’s Kilt Lifter, Pumpkin Porter and Hop Knot are just a few of the popular beers that are ordered often at bars across Arizona. But Four Peaks offers much more than just beer. We’ve learned that several of their […]

Four Peaks Brewing tells us what makes their beer so good

Summertime in Arizona means frequent trips to the lake with a group of friends and a cooler filled with your favorite Four Peaks beer. Four Peaks Brewing Company has been creating some of Arizona’s most popular local beers since 1996. The first step to making great beer starts with the people who are in charge […]

Happy Hour in Tempe

Are you visiting us from out of town and meeting up for happy hour? We’ve got you covered. Here is your guide to some of the best happy hour specials in Tempe. If you can’t make it in time for the traditional happy hour, note that many of these spots offer great reverse happy hour specials […]

Learn about beer on a Four Peaks Brewery tour

For a lot of adults, going on a tour of a brewery that makes your favorite beer is like Charlie and Grandpa Joe finding a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There’s something magical and exciting when you see where and how your favorite beer is made. Four Peaks Brewery is one of […]

Patrick reviews Disney’s THE LION KING at ASU Gammage

This season, I’m lucky enough to be a Gammage Goer for ASU Gammage.  What is a Gammage Goer you ask?  There are a few of us who are assigned to watch some of the shows performing at Gammage this season and we review them.  As I’m sure you’re well aware, Disney’s THE LION KING opened […]

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Downtown Tempe

I think it’s fair to say that most people enjoy having a snack every once in a while. I’ll admit, I love snacking, and am always looking for something to nosh on. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so more often than not; I’m heading straight for the cookies or candy rather than […]

Small Talk with Sesty – Nick Nitz at Handlebar Tempe

With Arizona Beer Week rapidly approaching, it seemed appropriate to talk to someone who’s a beer expert. I know, I know, most people out there love beer. But I wanted to find someone who not only loves beer, but is also a beer expert. If you’ve been to Handlebar Tempe, you’ve probably seen Nick Nitz. […]

Small Talk with Sesty: Jerry Hall, Tempe Diablo Stadium Manager

If you’ve been to a spring training game in Tempe, you’ve been to Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 1991. I’ve been to this ballpark quite a bit, both for work and to catch a game or two. But I wanted to know a little more […]

Sparky: unmasked and uncut, the interview with Tempe’s favorite mascot

Whenever any of us thinks of Arizona State, one of the first images that jumps into our heads is that of Sparky.  He’s our lovable mascot.  The pre-game football intros featuring him are some of the best in all of sports.  But Sparky is more than just a college mascot.  He’s a symbol of Tempe.  […]